Get Cricut Images Off Of Mat Without Distorting?

Decorating By moranda Updated 23 May 2010 , 6:31pm by aide27

moranda Posted 23 May 2010 , 3:37am
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So I have been playing with my Cricut Cake and am absolutely in love with it, I have been having good luck with the cutting (after a lot of trial and error) but my problem now is how to get the images off the mate without stretching them out. The small items are no problem, but I am haing difficulty with the scroll and such. They seem to stretch out.

So I was wondering if anyone had any tips or tricks.

I have tried the following:
1. Placing the mat back in the freezer for a few minutes.
2. Leaving the images on the mat until hardened (this was better but they wanted to then crack in pieces when I tried to remove them.

Any help?

6 replies
aide27 Posted 23 May 2010 , 3:55pm
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I USED FROSTING SHEETS,CORNSTARCH & RICE PAPER,ALL EDIBLE.BUY THEM FROM KOPYKAKE THEY ARE THE BEST FOR THIS.

ayerim979 Posted 23 May 2010 , 4:07pm
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I am not having luck with my cricut :0(

I have put in the freezer and well right now Im just using it as a paperweight

millermom Posted 23 May 2010 , 4:07pm
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What are you using to get them off the mat? I put the gumpaste in fairly dry already, and then let it dry more if needed. Then I use my tapered spatula to gently lift them off. sometimes they want to crack, so I go from a different angle. Weather makes a difference too. If it is humid, then it takes a lot more patience.

Good luck

Karen421 Posted 23 May 2010 , 4:24pm
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I also use the tapered spatula, but first I pick out all the little parts of the scroll that are waste. I do wait a little while longer before trying to move them if they are very intricate. It does require a lot of patience, but I think the results are worth it! Good Luck!

jayne1873 Posted 23 May 2010 , 4:34pm
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Thats the thing I have a problem with the patience lol. I found waiting a bit helped but I was very impatient hehe. You do need something quite thin to get them off I found my scalpal worked better. Not really got as sharp a cut as I want yet but I will keep working on it.

aide27 Posted 23 May 2010 , 6:31pm
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I HAVE THE REGULAR CRICUT TOOLS SET AND THAT HELP A LOT WITH THE EDIBLE SHEETS .YES I LEAVE THE BACK OF THE SHEET WHEN I CUT IT IN THE CRICUT,THAT WAY YOU CAN HAVE THEM READY ONE OR TWO DAY BEFORE YOU NEED THEM.I USE TAPE TO SECURE THE SHEET ON THE MAT,LOVE IT.

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